Cengage is a platform that offers textbooks, eBooks, eChapters, digital solutions, online homework, study tools, textbook rentals and more that can be linked inside of Canvas.

How to Access Cengage


Faculty can integrate assignments and Cengage materials into Canvas by first adding the Cengage course navigation link to their Canvas course. Once added, click the link and follow the on-screen directions.


If an instructor is using Cengage resources in a course, they can access Cengage by clicking any Cengage activities in the course.

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Cengage FAQ

How do I create or link a Cengage MindTap course in Canvas?

From Canvas, you can either create a new linked MindTap course or link to an existing MindTap course.

You have some flexibility when you link your Canvas and MindTap courses. Some typical workflows are described here.

  1. Create/access your course in Canvas.
  2. Click the Cengage link in the course navigation.
  3. Choose one of the following:
  4. Configure the learning path in your MindTap course with the activities you want to use.

How do I access my digital product purchased from Cengage?

  1. After you purchase your product, you will automatically land on your dashboard (you can also access your dashboard anytime by logging into Cengage).
  2. Click on your product under “My Products."
  3. Some products require an additional step to complete registration:
    • If you have a course key, you will be prompted to enter it.
    • If you are using a third-party product (such as WebAssign or iLrn) a new tab will open with instructions to complete registration.
    • If you are using an LMS, such as Blackboard or Canvas, you can copy the access code from your dashboard and paste it in your LMS, then follow the prompts to complete registration.

Note: During heavy volume periods, it can take several minutes for purchased items to populate. If you don't see your content, try refreshing the page. If your content doesn't show up within the hour, contact Customer Service.

Why are the total points possible not the same for every student?

Activities without due dates are not included in the points possible until they are completed. For this reason, the total points possible for each student depends on the activities completed by that student.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Cengage help page for more information.

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